Hospital VOlunteering

<li>For BS/MD programs would hospital volunteering be a huge factor?</li>
<li>What if a person has only around 50 hrs. but has other decent activities?</li>

<p>Considering the number of people applying to MAJOR BS/MD programs, I'd say very little. Find the cure for cancer, do some Alzhimer's research, * maybe *, but I think it's safe to say a majority of the pool has done SOMETHING in that pool.</p>

<p>By major, I mean along the lines of Brown's program, or some of the other schools.</p>

<p>All of the volunteering in the world is not going to make up for poor grades and a crappy essay. Keep your grades up, show your best self in your essays.</p>

<p>due to the ridiculous malpractice threats and skyrocketing insurance, a teenage hospital volunteer will be able to do almost nothing worthwhile to help you out as a BS/MD.</p>

<p>I volunteered at a hospital for a bit: all I did was sort, file, organize, and deliver doctor's papers.</p>

<p>I agree with vancat. I work in a hospital. The volunteers get to do nothing worthwhile. It's a big change from 20 years ago, or even 5 years ago. So if some adult tells you about all the great experiences they had as a hospital volunteer when they were your age, it won't apply to you.</p>